Balloon update 3

We are making our descent! We reached an altitude of almost 23km (or 75,039 feet) before the balloon burst and began to fall.

As the balloon travelled higher the falling air pressure caused it to expand, it will have reached a diameter of about 8 metres before disintegrating.

It is currently somewhere above the village of Ibstock, Leicestershire descending by parachute. See the map below for its journey so far.

The journey so far

The journey so far


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An astronomical observatory at The Long Eaton School, scheduled to open in early 2012
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2 Responses to Balloon update 3

  1. stuart allan says:

    That was fun your older subscribers & I bet the pupils really enjoyed that……….not so sure if E Mids Airport did!

    Regards, Stuart


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